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    Re: Is this puzzle too simple? Puzzle thread…

    This is the Rube Goldberg school of deductive reasoning thread.
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    Re: Is this puzzle too simple? Puzzle thread…

    I wonder what is the difference between a maths question and a Puzzle.

    The argument seems to be that on one hand it could be a straight forward, year four, algebraic question where 'bunch of...
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    Re: If I were advising democrats:

    Speaks to the value of a mature well informed counter position from a smart opposition.
    The democratic process doesn't work when one side is just a bunch of whacko's.
  4. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    If you keep him on ignore, don't read the crap, it's actually quite cool to have our own little Russian propagandist way out here in our quiet little known corner of the inter web.

    Observing the...
  5. Re: Teaching my 24 year old daughter about the classics...

    A good place to start might be a comparative study of the hull forms of say the first ten America's cups.
    Then a WB Forum log in, and in a few years she can dip her toes into some politics here in...
  6. Thread: wet

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    Re: wet

    Captained by Davey Jones?
  7. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    This war need never end in negotiations. If Russia pulls back to its borders, Ukraine joins NATO. Check mate.
    Russia can turn its miserable eye toward torturing the Stan's, while it continues to...
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    Re: Ukraine

    Splodge, I recommend the ignore feature. It lowers blood pressure and is environmentally friendly.
  9. Thread: Non-apology

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    Re: Non-apology

    Sheet, I brought my dog to get some worm tablets the other day and forgot to thank him for my freedom while i was there. Bugger. I'll send him an email.

    Not all Lawyers are corrupt.
    However,...
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    Re: Eat yer heart out, tractor man.....

    If you want strong bones, dig holes!
  11. Thread: Discuss

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    Re: Discuss

    Sounds like a critique of pure reason....

    Is empiricism inductive or deductive?
    In the case of Dark Matter, we have demonstrated it must exist, but we still haven't found any of it (the most...
  12. Re: Is the Alerion express 19 the best production catboat Under 20 feet?

    What happens to the helm when the rig is reefed like that?
    C/E is waaaay forward of C/L/R
  13. Thread: I D these vans.

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    Re: I D these vans.

    Took two follow up posts - guys, yer gettin' rusty.
  14. Thread: esoteric

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    Re: esoteric

    I admire the OP machine, go them!
    The data collection...... hmmm ...... why?
  15. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Defeating Russia means not letting Russia defeat Ukraine. THAT is very possible with western aid. If Russia is so exhausted that it cannot sustain its offensive in Ukraine and must back off - that is...
  16. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Flooding out the troops on the southern bank. How long will that flooding last I wonder? Few days?
    Feels like a nervous reaction.
  17. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    NYT reporting US satellites are picking up increased activity. The Ukrainians look like they are probing for weaknesses.
    ...
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    Re: Waves for Surfing

    Heeeheee

    I used to live at Bronte when i first got here.
    It was hilarious looking at the little kids on that barrier rope when the big waves came in. You'd have eight or ten of them hold on, and...
  19. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Looks like Erdogan is moving aside on Sweden membership to NATO.
    Elections over, there was nothing to see after all. Who knew?
  20. Thread: Discuss

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    Re: Discuss

    Ultimately it needs to be empirically demonstrated to be convince the masses.

    In the meantime rationalism does a good job when it comes to making a telecscope so we can studying other galaxies, or...
  21. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    It tried - it even gave Russia all its nuclear arms. Fat lot of good that did them.

    Your list of times ol' Russia was invaded is very blind on Grozny. I mention that specifically because the...
  22. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    For the USA conspiracy theorists, have a listen to this young Russian woman from about 3mins 30secs in.
    At about 4:50 she gets into her stride and lays it out - matter of fact.

    ...
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    Re: Hidden meaning in a cutting board

    Wow, that's a thought i had many moons ago.

    I was an Art Student studying painting. I did a series of 'scientific/visual' studies trying to establish exactly what my field of vision was.
    I used...
  24. Thread: Discuss

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    Re: Discuss

    There's a photo of God?

    138034
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    Re: Discuss

    Or prescribing drugs.


    At a venue I worked in once we had a series of talks and Dawkins gave one.
    He banged on about how Aristotle had ruined the world and that all this science skepticism was...
  26. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    No it doesn't.

    There is no such threat and Russia does not believe that this threat exists, not one small infinitesimal bit. It has never been the rationale for the invasion. That line there is...
  27. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    Eppstein was probably middle ground. Neither rich and powerful, nor fodder.
    To see the law as a weapon of the ruling classes you just need to look at how many black people are shot by police, on...
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    Re: Hidden meaning in a cutting board

    I love Bilbao, it's unbelievable to walk around.
    In form it is astonishing. In function less so.

    Lucas numbers are like the flip side of Fibonacci. They average to the golden rule, like a mirror...
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    Re: What's going on in Poland?

    Oz, I think you aware that SKU did leave it go. Publicly and in good faith.
    Maybe you should take a breath.
  30. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Once you've practised something over and over, you've got a lot invested in it. It's hard to admit that you've been sucking down a dictators propaganda.

    What I can't quite square is why this...
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    Re: Hidden meaning in a cutting board

    Very nice. Clean and simple is the hardest thing to do.
    I love numbers.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fibonacci_sequence
  32. Thread: My Dad is Fine

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    Re: My Dad is Dying

    Sorry to hear this Joe.
    I wish you and your family well.
    Reach out when you need to off load.
  33. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    Why do you guys have to register your party/political affiliations? What's the point?
    I wonder if this is part of your duopoly problem, everyone is forced to pick a side. We all hate our teams to...
  34. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    That is a powerful piece.

    Who is making Ukraine fight to the last Ukrainian?
  35. Re: How gun violence is reshaping American lives

    Ankle or underarm holsters?
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    Re: The Dog Ate My Classified Document!

    My money is on 'Trump incorrectly described it.'
  37. Re: How gun violence is reshaping American lives

    5 year olds having to do shooter drills, and even then...... tumbleweed.
  38. Re: What do you think is the fastest way to calm a woman down when she is angry?

    There's some top shelf ideas here.
    AndanteEd, I like the scientific approach.
  39. Re: One-dimensional filaments found at the heart of the Milky Way

    How can something be one dimensional?

    My brain hurts.
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    Re: the bilge, generally speaking

    The time difference can be a PITA. One often arrives midstream in conversations where the constructive bit is over and the mud slinging has started.
    I'm a grown up, I can deal with it.

    BUT,...
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    Re: Even Trump's Not This Dumb. . .

    That story illustrates two components that are .... problematic.

    Combination of AI generated narratives, and people who believed they had legal tender.

    That mix of AI and 100% lack of critical...
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    Re: What's going on in Poland?

    Unfortunately that line has side tracked a genuine question.
    Whats going on in Poland? Is Rule-of-Law coming apart at the seams or is it the dying gasp of a corrupt government?

    From the outside...
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    Re: The USA doesn't have a monopoly on it....

    I read the article - why the periodic table? Not that any of it makes sense, but that makes less than no sense.
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    Re: Today, my older son...

    Good on him!
  45. Re: Something from the past that we need to bring back…

    I believe wet lung is back in non-union coal mines in the USA.
    TB and measles are creeping back in the western world as people eschew vaccines. Maybe the CIA could make vaccines that don't have...
  46. Re: Something from the past that we need to bring back…

    I agree, bring back fixable things (without losing the benefit of improvements). Hand in hand with getting rid of built in obsolescence. Anyone put built in obsolescence in the 'delete things' thread...
  47. Thread: Planters

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    Re: Planters

    From this distance it looks like succulents. I'm guessing they are potted in the core tube and the saucer thing is collecting water, and giving them a nice platform to fan out on.
  48. Re: What is something you’d delete from earth?

    Country music.
  49. Re: What do you think is the fastest way to calm a woman down when she is angry?

    :)

    And yet you appear to be living to a ripe old age.
  50. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    OMG those poor people.
    Russia cannot be allowed to forget the pain they have caused.
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